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Pushing boundaries

Last Sunday, a local friend joined me at my table at his restaurant. He had a blog topic for me: pushing boundaries. He was not talking about the recently popular term of transgressive behaviour (in Dutch: grensoverschrijdend gedrag). More specifically, he wondered why I'm not pushing my boundaries. Children are always pushing their boundaries with respect to...

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Drivers of Change: a 2022 update

Several of my blogs have mentioned the drivers of Change, which govern everything around us. Late April 2018, I published my initial blog Drivers of Change, which included a rather complex diagram. I suppose I was still arranging my thoughts. Today, I present a much simpler diagram. Perhaps, the single most important item in my diagram is the Blueprint of our...

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The Beginning of a New Era (GPF)

GeoPolitical Futures title: The Beginning of a New Era By: George Friedman Date: 3 May 2022 “A week ago, I wrote a piece on the stages of history, pointing out systemic shifts that have taken place for more than 200 years. In the last century, these shifts took place roughly 30-40 years apart with the last occurring in 1991, or about 30 years ago. That year,...

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How to solve a growing economy and a declining workforce?

On 1 February 2022, the FT reported that "Japan’s population shrank by 630,000 people [in 2021], or one Luxembourg. Between now and 2040, it is forecast to have declined by a further 16mn, or one Cambodia." This news will be our new reality, following decades of doom messages on overpopulation. Labour shortages are already common, while the Covid-19 pandemic is...

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The labor shortage is a health problem (Axios)

Axios title: The labor shortage is a health problemBy: Felix SalmonDate: 13 December 2021 "Almost half of unemployed Americans say health issues are the primary reason they're not working, according to new survey data from McKinsey, shared exclusively with Axios. Why it matters: If one of the key drivers of the labor shortage is Americans' physical and mental...

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There is no easy escape from the global debt trap (FT)

Financial Times title: There is no easy escape from the global debt trapFT subtitle: No matter what happens to near-term inflation and growth, the world is too indebted for rates to rise much higherOpinion by: Ruchir Sharma (see Note below)Date: 22 November 2021 "One of the big mysteries in the global economy is why, though inflation is making a strong comeback,...

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